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Ayade, ANDP flag off construction of 5,000 housing units for Bakassi returnees

Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, weekend, performed the groundbreaking for the construction of 5,000 housing units for the displaced people of Bakassi.

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Half of the $48bn squandered by Jonathan could have fixed Lagos-Kano-Calabar rail projects – Amaechi

MINISTER for Transportation, Mr Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, in this interview, talks about the challenges faced by the President Buhari administration and assures that the tide will turn for Nigerians. He also bares his mind on the issues that made him and former President Goodluck Jonathan part ways. He also tackles the Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, over allegations levelled against him (Amaechi) while he was at the helm of affairs in the state. You have been in office as Minister of Transportation for about a year and three months. What are the challenges and what would you consider as your greatest achievements?

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PDP: A political party and the many rivers to cross

Perhaps, the single most egregious, yet, ironic, thing happening in this Fourth Republic is the continuing unraveling of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. For a party, which had its nucleus strongly  embedded in the anti-dictatorship struggle, culminating in the G-18  group  of  eminent  Nigerians, metamorphosing into G-34, and, in the process, trumping geo-political and  ethno-religious  boundaries, to describe as shameful what the party has been reduced to, would be an understatement.

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S/Africa is safe for everybody, foreigners must stop drug deals, prostitution – Mnguni

Diplomats are expected to defend their home countries both in word and deed. But Lulu Mnguni, the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, needed more than the finesse of diplomacy to talk his country out of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in his home country. Personal conviction was required.”Mob attacks defile South African values for respect for human life, human dignity”, Mnguni said last Wednesday. “We condemn the violence in the strongest possible terms. Our struggle against apartheid was a struggle against dehumanization of people; it was a struggle for human rights. And given the basis of our Constitution, our foreign policies revolve around human rights,” he added.

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S/AFRICA Xenophobic attacks: 200 foreigners killed, maimed since 1994 – Investigation

In the last 23 years, no fewer than 200 foreign nationals have been killed or maimed in xenophobic attacks in South Africa, an investigation by Sunday Vanguard revealed.The attacks, which mostly resulted in the death of immigrants, first occurred in 1994, the year South Africa had its first multi-racial election, which ended apartheid rule.

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